James Murphy Wants To Turn NYC's Subway Into A Symphony

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New York City's neighborhoods are defined by their historic landmarks, notable residents, and amazing restaurants. And, soon enough, they'll be associated with specific sounds and musical notes. Or, at least, that's what James Murphy hopes.

In a recent interview on Sound Opinions, the LCD Soundsystem singer-songwriter and producer shared his plans for the NYC subway system. Murphy has been fighting for 14 years — and counting! — to "make all the subway turnstiles make music." He explains, "I want to make every station in New York have a different set of dominant keys so that people who grow up will later on in life might hear a piece of music and be like, 'Wow! That's like Union Square!'"

Murphy was hoping that Mayor Bloomberg would lend him support but had difficulty getting through. Maybe, he'll find a friend in Mayor de Blasio. After all, as Murphy puts it, "it's such a brutal city, and I love it, but I think one little gift of kindness would be really nice." We're just left wondering what the music at the Times Square station will sound like. (NME)

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